Theatre fans wanting to see Matthew Bourne’s acclaimed production of The Car Man won’t have to travel to Islington to see the show next Monday as the much-loved dance thriller is screen on Sky Arts.
The acclaimed dance piece that takes musical inspiration from Bizet’s well-known opera, which is currently playing at the Islington venue, can be seen in all its HD glory at 20:00 on 3 August, with further screenings to take place in cinemas later in the year.
Current cast members Zizi Strallen, Chris Trenfield, Dominic North, Kate Lyons and Alan Vincent will all appear in the broadcast.
Bourne’s much-loved revival transports the classic tale’s typically 19th century Spanish cigarette factory setting to a greasy 1960s American garage-diner where the dreams and passions of a small town are shattered by the arrival of a handsome stranger.
The show opened at Sadler’s Wells earlier this month, where it has been wowing audiences – including Official London Theatre’s very own Matthew Amer, who described it as “A full throttle sexy summer hit” – ever since.
Playing at Sadler’s Wells until 9 August, The Car Man is the latest London show to announce its involvement in a Sky Arts broadcast, with the National Youth Theatre’s production of Consensual also featuring in docu-drama Generation Sext on Sky Arts tonight.